Southern News Briefs

Speech, debate squad end year taking top spots in national tourney

The Missouri Southern Speech and Debate Squad went to the National Forensics Association National Speech and Debate Championship April 13-17.

Freshmen Matt Templeton and Whitney Hart and sophomore Dylan Slagel qualified for elimination rounds. Slagel and Hart made it to the top 16 in debate.

Slagel finished sixth overall in top speakers. Sophomore Michael Baca came out above him with second top speaker overall.

Southern’s team also won fifth in overall debate sweepstakes.

Kelly Larson, squad director, thanks the community and Southern for their support.

Coalition against child abuse sponsors series of events to raid awareness

As part of its “Spring into Action” campaign, the Student Coalition Against Child Abuse is sponsoring a series of events starting at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cunningham Park.

The events are open to everyone.

These events include a “Fun in the Park” experience with free food, games and children’s activities.

On April 28, the Coalition will be sponsoring a “Take a Night Off” on the Oval.

Members and staff associated with the organization will provide visitors with information about the organization and what it is doing for the community.

Microsoft RV rolls way onto campus to demonstrate new technologies

The Microsoft Across America Technology RV will be at Southern from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday as part of the “Making it Happen” program.

The RV contains several Microsoft offerings for businesses including Sharepoint, Exchange Server, Small Business Server 2003 and OneNote.

The event will take place in Matthews Hall and will provide information about leading manufacturers and will also include demonstrations of several technological benefits.

Manufacturers represented will include RSA, 3Com, Fortis, HP and others. There will be four seminars. The seminars start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The Southern Small Business Development Center and Heartland Technology Solutions will be hosting the events.

The events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Online registration is available at

Language performance award renewals begin for recipients

Foreign language performance award recipients must renew their award with their language advisors in order to receive the award in the fall.

The renewals began April 7.

There are also no automatic renewals, and all renewals must be completed by May 5.

For more information, see Kathy Liu in the Foreign Language office.

DARS, pre-registration schedules available at registrar’s office

Pre-registration schedules are out. Students may pick up their DARS at the registrar’s office.

Students should schedule an appointment with their advisors before they enroll.

On Friday, students with disabilities (must be pre-approved by the coordinator of disability services), Honors, junior varsity athletes, senior varsity athletes, junior and senior athletic trainers and approved participants of Project STAY may enroll.

On Monday, students with 90 or more hours may enroll.

On Monday, students with 30-59 hours may enroll.

On Wednesday, transfer students may enroll.

On Thursday, freshmen may enroll as well as post graduates.

May 1 is the beginning of open enrollment.

Library hours extended in experiment to allow for more time during finals

The hours for the Spiva Library will be extended to midnight for students to use the facilities from April 30 to May 4 and again from May 7 to May 11.

The times are experimental and the faculty members will be taking a survey to see how many students use the library during those hours.

If students want to extend the hours, then they should use the library during these days.

They may also contact Wendy McGrane at [email protected].

Color Guard looking to recruit members during year-end audition

From 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, the Southern Color Guard will be holding auditions for anyone interested in Music Room 222.

For more information, or if unable to attend, contact Rusty Raymond, director of the Lion Pride Marching Band, at 625-9634 or the music department office at 625-9318.

College Democrats host marathon with eight hours of war movies

The College Democrats are hosting a marathon of war movies. The marathon will start at noon Saturday in the media room of the Student Life Center. There will be free food and drinks served with the films.

First, at noon, All Quiet on the Western Front will be shown. Then, at 2:30 p.m., Fog of War, will follow. Next up will be Doctor Strangelove, at 4:30 p.m. The evening will wrap up with Battleground at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone interested in the organization.

Issues forum delivers new session based on previous topic responses

Due to earlier responses, the National Issues Forum is allowing for another session at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the University Java Coffee House.

The topic for this forum is, “Making Ends Meet: Is there a Way to Help Working Americans.”

For more information, contact Dr. Ann Wyman at 625-9697 or by e-mail at [email protected].